Feb 19, 2013 2:00am PST
season. >> reporter: what is going on? analysts say the reasons are many, china is demanding more and more every day to power their growing economy, just as opec cut their output, and here at home, refineries are shutting down for maintenance as they prepare to switch to a summer blend. then market speculation and a weaker dollar play a role. >> we have to work, we keep coming to work every day. you have to put gas in your car to come to work. >> reporter: 43 cents in a month. >> that was nbc's tom costello. >>> after a weekend, the president and staffers will be back at work this morning, but with only ten days to prevent the automatic spending cuts, one group will be absent. >> reporter: good morning, congress is away all week on recess, now strategists say they will make calls and try to come up with alternative savings. but voters here at the capitol say that is not good enough. president obama is back at the white house after a weekend golfing in florida. but congress is still away on recess, taking a break announced monday. voters in the capitol are upset that they actually
Feb 20, 2013 2:00am PST
is takes its seriously. with this new news it can't help relation between china and the u.s. >>> earlier when we were teasing your upcoming appearance, we left up a previous third, we identified you as the nutty professor accidentally, that's no reflection on what we think of you. >> love it. >> thank you. >> thanks, mara >>> here's your "first look" at some of the other news going around america, we start with tennessee, where several drivers had a brush with death after an accident on interstate 40. t >>> turning now to virginia, where joyriding in a stolen pickup truck came to an adisastrous end for one group of teens, they lost control and crashed into a house. there were no injuries and police made four arrests. >>> in ohio, one of the largest greenhouse operations, fire trucks rushed to oberlin, frigid weather conditions have hampered the effort to put out that fire. >>> virginia pizza shop has a unique deal for its pistol-packing customers. >> i'm offering a 15% discount to anyone who carries an openly or con sealed weapons permit. his pro-gun stance is aligned with many most amer
Feb 25, 2013 2:00am PST
control. the company said that china sales which account 40% of its bottom line could drop 25% this quarter. department chains macy's and jcpenney will duke it out over who has the right to martha stewart. >>> and talk about a good value. oscar nominee helen hunt proudly wore a classic navy strapless gown from h&m on the red carpet last night. that said, she did accessorized with three-quarters of a million dollars in jewelry. not bad. >>> coming up -- ohio state takes on michigan state as march madness gets even closer. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. with pantene's new overnight miracle repair serum. 8 hours of repair while you sleep.